Police confiscate $205,950

Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — Tucumcari police said they took $205,950 in cash for safekeeping Wednesday following a routine traffic stop near Love’s truck stop at Mountain Road and Interstate 40. A police news release reported the money was found in the trunk of a Minnesota man’s four-door sedan after the man ran a stop […]

Meals made simple

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Would-be robber leaves post office empty-handed

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A would-be robber left a Clovis post office Wednesday frustrated and empty-handed in an apparent case of miscommunication. According to a police report released Friday, a man approached a clerk at the post office on Gidding Street and handed her a bag, telling her to read the note inside. […]

Roosevelt County woman arrested for child abuse

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 32-year-old Roosevelt County woman Friday morning for child abuse resulting in great bodily harm, a first-degree felony, according to a sheriff’s office news release. Alicia Dean is being held in the Roosevelt County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash only bond. Dean’s 2-year-old daughter has […]

Job-seeking Melrose police chief faces decision

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Melrose Police Chief Lee Ferguson has a decision to make — give up his candidacy for De Baca County sheriff, take a leave of absence without pay, or resign, according to village policy. And he’s decided he won’t give up his run for sheriff. “I’m still running for sheriff, […]

Three arrested for metal theft

Freedom New Mexico Three Clovis residents were arrested this week in unrelated incidents of copper and scrap metal theft, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the arrests have helped his office gain ground in the battle against scrap metal thefts in the county. “This is helping […]

Challenges ahead, but bio-fuels promising

Thomas Garcia, Freedom New Mexico Several obstacles have to be overcome, according to experts, but alternative fuels production could be a viable economic development option for Roosevelt and Curry counties. Alternative fuels production was the topic of a seminar by New Mexico State extension agents Wednesday at the 16th annual New Mexico Ag Expo. There […]

Food for thought: One Book: One Town kicks off

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico The Portales community is invited to participate in “One Book: One Town” beginning with an introductory meeting at 7 p.m. Friday at the Portales Public Library. The activity is one of the events surrounding a Smithsonian Institute exhibit now on display at Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library. Denise […]

Student body president good fit

By Liliana Castillo, Freedom New Mexico ENMU student body president Mario Cabrera, 23, is dressed down today in a button up shirt and jeans. But he stands out as more neatly dressed than most of his collegiate counterparts. His usual garb is much more stately, he said. More often than not, Cabrera can been seen […]

Area Methodists feed students’ souls, stomachs

By Janet Bresenham For 20-year-old Liang Qing, who came to Portales from the Sichuan province in southwest China, home and family are far out of reach. For Jennifer Hunter, 18, home seems far away, too, even though her parents live in Farmington in the Four Corners region of New Mexico. Both of them find a […]

It’s Their Job

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Name: Adrianna Stratton Job: Pharmacy clerk, CJ’s Pillbox Time on job: Two months Background: Adrianna Stratton is currently studying pharmacy under the biology degree at Eastern New Mexico University. The experience began at CJ’s Pillbox. She has wanted to be a pharmacist since high school and is signed up to go to Texas Tech in […]

Spring Training

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Clint Brakebill, left, prepares to run to first base, while Portales High School baseball head coach Arturo Ontiveros is set to deliver an outfield hit during drills at practice Thursday afternoon. The Rams start their season at 6 p.m. Tuesday when they host Goddard.

Hound soccer adds four to mix

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo has added four signees for the upcoming season for coach Carlos Elizondo. They are forward Edgar Lopez of El Paso (Americas High School), forward-midfielder Jerry Varpilah of Phoenix (Phoenix College) and midfielders Robert and Griffin Pedigo of Plano, Texas. Lopez led his team […]

Child's health problems can be frustrating

Anita Doberman Our son Matteo, whom we adopted from Ethiopia about a year and a half ago, has had numerous health problems since arriving in the United States. Matteo had been abandoned by the side of a road, so the orphanage he came from didn’t have any background information, which can be common with international […]

Cannon NCO plans to join Bataan memorial march

By Greg Allen, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs As his hand passed over the words etched into the marble of the Bataan Memorial next to the chapel here, Staff Sgt. Angelito Cooper’s jaws involuntarily clenched, as if to strengthen his resolve. “I didn’t even know [the memorial] was here,” he said quietly. “It’s nice.” […]

Cannon Briefs

A childcare provider training class will be offered March 3-7 for those interested in providing childcare in their homes. 784-6560. Now hiring — Services HRO Office hours are 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Current positions open: Cooks, waiters, food service workers, bartenders, school age program assistant, custodial workers, sales clerk. 784-2402. The Community […]

Tops in Blue makes splash in Clovis

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Erik Cardenas Performers with Tops in Blue perform a song during their musical set of the decade from 1947 to 1957 during their 2007 World Tour at Marshall Auditorium in Clovis on Feb. 18. Tops in Blue performers entertain airmen and local communities worldwide and on By Airman 1st Class […]

Everybody has a snake story

What were your mother’s parting words every time you left the house? Right. “Watch for snakes.” In August, we were told to be extra careful because the rattlers would be shedding their skins, their eyes would be covered for a few days, and since they couldn’t see they would strike at the sounds we made […]

Expo finishes under sunny sky

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico From peanuts to plows and bovines to barbecue, the 16th annual Ag Expo came to a close at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds on a sunny and fair Wednesday afternoon. With Portales� high temperature in the mid-to-high 60s, one might expect an increase in attendance, but Sharon King Roosevelt County […]

Lansford leaves water authority, likely to return

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico With his mayoral term set to expire next week, members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority said goodbye to Chairman David Lansford. That goodbye probably won’t last long. In Lansford’s final meeting of the authority as Clovis mayor, the authority discussed upcoming hearings and acquiring funding for […]